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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor): Tours & Tickets

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Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many important architectural monuments and buildings including a magnificent bronze fountain dating from 1650, the Archbishop's Palace with its elegant balconies and the Government...more
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Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place with friendly policia. We took lots of pictures and the policia even let us take a picture with them. There are lots of shops and restaurants in the area.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a lovely plaza mayor. We were able to observe a small protest. Police were efficient and professional. The area is very nice and we enjoyed the historical information.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely square with some great architecture. The area is buzzing and there is lots to see. Just a word of caution, there will be lots of people bugging you to come to their restaurant so keep your wits about you.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gunner187
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a busy square which is quite beautiful. It is surrounded by government buildings including the Presidential Palace qnd the City Hall I believe for Lima.There is also a large Catholic church and the Archbishop’s residence. Lots of activity in the large square. Fun...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bima01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The plaza de armas is very good place to visit. It is very old and there are good places to take great pictures. Like in other places in the world, the presidential soldiers performance a daily walk playing Peru's national anthem. Everything is great until...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 631oscarb
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a vibrant and lovely main square! Amazing buildings and attractions around the square and great shopping and tourist area. The surrounding streets were really interesting and felt great. So wish we had stayed in Central Lima over Miraflores! Felt very safe.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Adam W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by very impressive buildings including the Presidential Palace and the Archbishops Palace the Plaza Mayor is the location for demonstrations and is therefore very well policed - not all together comforting. Look out for the goose stepping changing of the guard and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The square is in the vicinity of a number of sites of interest. The surrounding blocks (kind of pedestrian-only, but I couldn't figure out the method) are full of people hawking tours, begging, or trying to sell something. The square is attractive but you have...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lcsumner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-visit place in Lima. If timed right, one can see the change of guards at the Presidential palace. Beautiful area, beautiful buildings, lovely plaza, churches, Govt buildings, Presidential palace. Good for a couple of hours of strolling

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RajaR957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting park surrounded by historic government and church buildings. Nice fountain and clean area to sit, rest, and watch people. Quite a variety of shops and restaurants in the area.

Date of experience: September 2019
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21 November 2017|
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Response from muzzih | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at 1900 hostel - it was brilliant!! They can arrange a taxi fo you from the airport if you give them sufficient notice. Would really think it was more than safe. Our teenage children took a taxi on their own from... More
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20 September 2016|
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Response from stepsimp16 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want to do, but maybe 2-3 days.
6 June 2016|
Response from javk2017 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it does at noon. However, do check with your hotel in advance, just in case. BTW, just got this enquiry despite your posting it 2 weeks ago. Hope you enjoy your trip to Lima